During World War 2 the combatants produced countless types of tanks, military transport, self-propelled guns and other specialised military transport for use against the enemy. Some of these types were successful; others were less so. But all, however, played a role in the unfolding drama of the war. One of the mainstays of the German Panzer armies during the war was the Panzerkamfwagon (Pzkw) IV; uniquely for a German tank, it was the only example in service and production throughout the war. As such it played a role in every campaign in which the Wehrmacht was involved and saw service in all theatres of operation. A highly potent and successful tank at the start of the war, when it was able to destroy vast numbers of Allied tanks in France, North Africa and on the Eastern Front, the Panzer IV was gradually overtaken by Allied tank developments, such as the T-34. Designed with the modeller, preservationist and wargamer in mind, Ian Allan Publishing's new 'In Detail' series is intended to provide the reader with a comprehensive history of the type of tank, self-propelled gun and military transport featured. Each volume will include a detailed history of the unit in service, along with information on variants, markings, unit allocations etc. Alongside the comprehensive illustrative section, which will include details shots of models in colour, the books will also include scale drawings and comprehensive guidance notes on camouflage.
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Jonathan Forty lives in Dorset and is the author of a number of books and has actively assisted his father in recent years in researching and compiling books on a range of military subjects. George Forty served in the Royal Tank Regiment, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After active service, he took over as curator of the Tank Museum and began a second career as one of the Britain's foremost military historians. He is the author of numerous books on military history including, for Ian Allan Publishing, Channel Islands at War, The Battle of Crete and, due in late 2002, Fortress Europe.
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Book Description Ian Allan Pub, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110711029318